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Christmas At Roger’s Gardens | Joy Us Garden | Moo PooTea

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Christmas at Rogers Gardens | former Western White House | Annie Haven of Authentic Haven Brand Natural Brew  

 

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Not all organic fertilizers are created equal, as... | Wallace Gardens

Not all organic fertilizers are created equal, as... | Wallace Gardens | Natural Soil Nutrients | Scoop.it
Not all organic fertilizers are created equal, as is apparent with these Hydrangeas growing in over-sized olive jars. 



For those of you who have been following along for a while, y’all know I’m a big fan of an organic tea from Authentic Haven Brand, made from cow manure. (Regular “users” fondly refer to it as Moo Poo Tea.) 



I’ve been using cow manure tea on a number of container gardens, houseplants and bulbs for some time now - with fabulous results - and this year, it will become an ingredient in every single container garden for spring, so if you’re one of my clients, here’s what you have to look forward to! 



Authentic Haven Brand Natural Brew provides 100% natural soil nutrients, and it’s free of antibiotics, growth hormones, GMO/GE feed, herbicides and pesticides. The company, founded in 1924, is owned and operated by Annie Haven, an American rancher who inherited the company from her father. Her livestock is raised on permanent, native grass pastures at the Haven Family Ranch in California. Annie is committed to raising grass-fed livestock and providing a product that enriches the soil organically for herbs, vegetables, flowers, houseplants, bulbs, seeds, and anything else you’ve got growing in the landscape.  



What makes this organic tea so different from others? It is harvested ONLY from the by-products of Haven-owned livestock. It has no odor (a common concern for people inquiring about the product), and it is easily “brewed” in a bucket with water from the garden hose. Not much effort to get results like this! 



Link to: Authentic Haven Brand products. 
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The Easy Way to Peel Farm-Fresh Hard-Boiled Eggs

The Easy Way to Peel Farm-Fresh Hard-Boiled Eggs | Natural Soil Nutrients | Scoop.it
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We’ve all been there…
You get the hankering for a good, old-fashioned hard-boiled egg. And since you have your very own flock of chickens, you can hardly wait to boil up a batch.
You carefully select the eggs, place them in the pot, and simmer them to perfection.
Your mouth starts watering as you gently crushed the shell and peel the egg–with the salt shaker ready and waiting.
And then you get this:

It’s enough to make you wanna say a bad word.
With their gorgeous, orange yolks and rich flavor, there aren’t many downfalls to farm-fresh eggs.  However, since the inner membrane clings tightly to the shell of a fresh egg, it’s near-impossible to have anything but ugly results when you try to hard-boil them.






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There are lots of suggestions floating around to make the process easier, including:

Letting the eggs age first (I don’t know about you, but my 2-3 week old farm eggs are STILL hard to peel!)
Boiling them with vinegar (this didn’t work for me…)
Boiling them with salt (this didn’t work either)
Boiling them with baking soda (this sorta worked…. almost)
Using a pin to prick the shells before boiling (I REALLY wanted this to work, but alas, I think I’m too heavy-handed)

I had pretty much completely given up this whole concept, until I ran across the idea of steaming the eggs.
It sounded kinda crazy at first, but in my desperation, I decided to give it a try.
I started with these babies–fresh from the chickens that morning. An egg-peelers worst nightmare:

And I ended up with these. Yeah, I may have done a happy dance in the kitchen. Maybe…

How to Easily Peel Farm-Fresh Hard-Boiled Eggs
You will need:

Fresh eggs
A metal colander or steamer basket
A pot with lid
Water

Instructions:
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Aprille's SoCal Gardening ✿❀✾: Hydrangea

Aprille's SoCal Gardening ✿❀✾: Hydrangea | Natural Soil Nutrients | Scoop.it
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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds' | Natural Soil Nutrients | Scoop.it
Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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Container Gardening 101...a la Helen Weis with Unique by Design - Redeem Your Ground

Container Gardening 101...a la Helen Weis with Unique by Design - Redeem Your Ground | Natural Soil Nutrients | Scoop.it
As spring has sprung many people are springing into action...wanting to get a burst of color and life with container gardens. This post will more than help you get started.
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Oh So Pinteresting! - Garden Therapy

Oh So Pinteresting! - Garden Therapy | Natural Soil Nutrients | Scoop.it
Hey! Look who is on the Pinterest Blog? Read the interview here. I was thrilled to be asked for a Pinterview from my absolute favorite addiction, Pinterest. I started Pinning years ago and immediately fell in love. Didn’t we all? I mean if you have ever created a scrapbook, dream board, or heck a Post-It Note, you know that Pinterest made ...
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The Rainforest Garden: 7 Ways to Save Money on Plants

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Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts > Purina Animal Nutrition LLC Recalls Poultry Feeds Due to Potential Health Risk

The Purina Animal Nutrition LLC feed plant in Portland, Ore., has initiated a limited recall of certain poultry feeds due to the potential for lower-than-expected vitamin and trace mineral levels. The products were distributed to retailers in Oregon and Washington.
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Yay! It’s Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! | Your Small Kitchen Garden

Yay! It’s Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! | Your Small Kitchen Garden | Natural Soil Nutrients | Scoop.it
After a deep, cold winter, blossoms are pretty much on schedule on this Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.
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Spring is here in this month's Season After Season

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View of the Cheap Seats, er, Bulbs

View of the Cheap Seats, er, Bulbs | Natural Soil Nutrients | Scoop.it
Last fall, we went a little crazy again with bulbs. We didn’t go as crazy as 2012 where we bought 150 bulbs in one day then kept buying because Aldi and Costco had them for cheap. But we did indulge in several more bags of bulbs from Aldi and Costco.  If you’re keeping score at…
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A Different Way To Create A Succulent Kissing Ball -

A Different Way To Create A Succulent Kissing Ball - | Natural Soil Nutrients | Scoop.it
This succulent kissing ball, done a little differently, will add a beautiful touch of nature to your home. Check out this post for the step by step how to.
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Plants With Benefits - Book Review And Giveaway

Plants With Benefits - Book Review And Giveaway | Natural Soil Nutrients | Scoop.it
Book Review of Helen Yoest's "Plants With Benefits": An Uninhibited Guide to the Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits, Flowers & Veggies in Your Garden ©2014.
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About Me

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What's a Colorado girl doing wearing a cowboy hat? Well, I married a Texan, born and raised in Houston.  I tried to get him to move to Colorado but he's just too afraid of the cold! ...
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'Toxic' soil pollution report sparks new fears over safety of mainland's home-grown food

'Toxic' soil pollution report sparks new fears over safety of mainland's home-grown food | Natural Soil Nutrients | Scoop.it
Government admits contamination, caused by all-year-round accumulation of toxins from factories, mining and agriculture, is worse in industrialised areas such as Pearl River and Yangstze deltas
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Plants With Benefits: National Garlic Day!

Plants With Benefits: National Garlic Day! | Natural Soil Nutrients | Scoop.it
Gardening with Confidence & Plants with Benefits by Helen Yoest is designed to give beginners insight on the basics of adding and arranging the components of your garden.
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First Bloom 2014 - Old Blush

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Rose gardening expert Chris VanCleave shares the first bloom of the season from his Alabama Rose Garden.
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Selling Lawn & Landscaping Services: Are You Changing With the Times?

Selling Lawn & Landscaping Services: Are You Changing With the Times? | Natural Soil Nutrients | Scoop.it
The way you market your lawn and landscaping services has changed dramatically. Has your sales approach adapted? From what we've seen, the answer is "No".
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Drought gardening with Ollas | Dirt Du Jour

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Garden Anywhere

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Homeless Children's Book Drive

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Your $25 donation will help sponsor books for 40 homeless children, while providing them hope, joy and educational tools that will last a lifetime. Thank you for being part of this literacy movement!
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New Growth, Buds & A Bloom

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Spring has arrived in Helena Alabama and the Redneck Rosarian's garden is gearing up for blooms!
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Container Creations – inspiration for Spring!

Container Creations – inspiration for Spring! | Natural Soil Nutrients | Scoop.it
The nurseries are filling with the colors and scents of spring, the birds are singing and I find every excuse to be outside working in my garden rather than sitting at a computer. It’s a time of anticipation – what 2015 new releases will growers ask me to trial this season? What color combinations s
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Grace in the Garden: Thirty Years of Blunders and Bliss: Grace Peterson: 9780996041300: Amazon.com: Books

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